Subject: Re: Lightweight rename&copies status
Date: Sunday 10th June 2012 20:49:32 UTC (over 5 years ago)
On Sun, 2012-06-10 at 07:43 -0700, elifarley wrote: > The page http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/BundleFormat2 has been edited on > May 2011. > > Is anyone currently working on the bundle read/write paths and this extended > format? Sune has suggested that he might have some time to work on it some day soon, but that shouldn't keep you from looking into it. > Is there a prioritized list of pending problems to be solved? No. Managing a volunteer open source project is a lot like herding kittens, except the kittens randomly appear and disappear because they have day jobs. We tried to keep a road map in the pre-1.0 days and discovered it wasn't terribly realistic. It's impossible to get anything non-trivial to happen on a predictable time scale. Also, trying to meet a specific checklist of features delayed the release of 1.0 for about a year past the point when it was actually ready for wide use, and thus slowed development. I eventually just decided to release it. Now we do: http://mercurial.selenic.com/wiki/TimeBasedReleasePlan which is an approach with many advantages: - highly predictable release schedules - no illusions of predictable feature development times - bug fixes and new features get into users' hands rapidly - almost always open for new development -- Mathematics is the supreme nostalgia of our time.